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Greater Valley Glen Council
1. Roll Call.
2. Public Comment on non-agenda items.
3. Animal Abuser Database – Possible motions.
Proposed Motion: The Greater Valley Glen Council supports
SB 1277 introduced on Feb 19, 2010 by CA State Senator Dean Florez. It would
create a state online registry for felony animal abusers and would operate in
much the same way as the sex offender and arsonist databases. The registry would
help to better protect both animals and people. There
is overwhelming evidence to show that human abusers, murderers or violent
criminals began their abuse first with their own pets.
In 1997 Boston's Northeastern
University and the MSPCA did a study that found 70% of all animal abusers have
committed at least 1 other crime and that 40% had committed violent crimes
against humans. Studies also found that a history of animal abuse was found in
25% of male criminals, 30% of convicted child molesters, 36% of domestic
violence cases and 46% of homicide cases.
The animal abuser database would
also be valuable in tracking those who run dog-fighting or cock-fighting rings.
4. Spay/neuter and trap-neuter return (TNR) programs for feral cats.
Greater Valley Glen Council supports spay/neuter and trap-neuter return (TNR)
programs for feral cats and approves the following letter."
LA City Council and Mayor Villaraigosa,
Greater Valley Glen Council (GVGC) is aware of the recent suspension of the
City’s spay/neuter and trap-neuter return (TNR) programs for feral cats
pending the conclusion of the lawsuit Urban WildlandsGroup
vs City a/Los Angeles (LASC
believe spay/neuter and TNR are lifesaving programs, and the best course of
action for feral cats. These programs help reduce the population of free-roaming
cats and prevent impounds in the City's seven animal shelters where thousands of
healthy cats and kittens are killed annually at considerable expense to the
of the outcome of the litigation, we ask that you do everything in your power to
see that feral cat spay/neuter funding resumes and that Trap-Neuter-Return
education continues as soon as possible.
cats are a natural part of the landscape, and have co-existed with humans -
living in close proximity - for thousands of years. They can be found all over
cats are almost always killed in animal shelters. Without TNR, we would see more
and more cats killed in shelters, while at the same time the homeless cat
population would explode. Moreover, the impact of cats on bird populations is
miniscule as compared to habitat loss, high rise windows, airplanes, weather and
believe that Trap-Neuter-Return is the best course of action for feral cats. It
the breeding cycle, stabilizes populations and improves the cats' health.
Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane approach to controlling homeless cat
populations. It involves
concerned citizens humanely trapping homeless cats, having them spayed or
neutered, and then returning them to their location to live out the remainder of
help is respectfully requested to ensure that feral cat spay/neuter funding
resumes and that Trap-Neuter-Return education continues as soon as possible.
5. Boardmember comments on non-agenda items.